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We Are Pride
We are the ones
who love and accept,
and you are the ones
who hate and discriminate
against us because we don't follow the mold
cast by your heteronormitive behaviors.
We are through with waiting
to hear the bells of equality
because There are one thousand one hundred thirty eight marital rights that we are denied,
simply because our love wont produce children
to further inhabit our planet that is struggling with overpopulation.
And we will no longer be silenced
by your slurs.
We will make noise!
because even though calling us names
doesn't technically qualify as
a hate crime,
it still makes us wonder:
Do you enjoy being the gatekeepers
and forcing us to give loose change at the chapel
while you have your E-Z Pass.
and we are tolled?
Because life is a lot like the road
and we are have taken our driver's test
far too many times—
and when we pass, if we pass
you decide to suspend our license to wed.
Do You get pleasure from the power that comes with being the enforcement
so you can cuff us with your labels
born from the suspicion that someone might be—
Oh god, oh no—gay?
Then, I only hope you have enough shackles for 715 million radicals.
And, I think you need to know
that in 2008 alone
there were almost 2,000 reported gay hate crimes—
but that number doesn't count
the people who have been tormented
by your words and your hate,
and that number doesn't count
the people who were attacked,
when there was no witness,
and that number doesn't count
the attacks that happened
but you were to scared to report it.
It is time for us to show you
that we are you.
We are not just some endangered species
we estimate our numbers
to be at the lowest, eleven percent of your fellow man.
Because we are white
and we are black
we are every other colour in the rainbow.
Now, I invite you to come with me
as I take a look at the world's history
because we are not the first of our kind
there have been too many groups that
have had to rise above the white rich christian man's hate.
The African slaves-
taken from their family
to serve rich people
so that they didn't have to work
and if he didn't work
they'd whip and torture him
but no, they wouldn't dare kill them
because he was the rich people's workhorse
and their lives were only valued in money.
There's the women of the world
who are still sometimes viewed by men
as subservient to men
because of their second x chromosome
that came from men
and because of that
are oppressed into gender roles
prescribed by men,
and this isn't just in third world countries,
it is happening here, now, in this country, too.
Now lets talk about the Jews
who were put in concentration camps
by rich white men
then Shaved, emaciated, and stripped
and killed for no good reason.
On all that we look back and say
what they did was wrong
and are told to never let that happen again
because we are all are in control of the worlds future.
So with that given,
explain to me why
you still say
“That's so gay”
Is it Because you don't want any one to think
That you could be in a minority?
Well, unless you are a rich white christian man
you have nothing to fear.
So I am calling on you out on
the way in which you force the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community to live
because I know for a fact you wouldn't dare say
or a racist slur
because those people have fought for their rights
and they have been victorious.
We are fighting our war, too
and so if I have moved you
be the change you wish to see in the world,
then take a small step to make this world
an accepting world—
so a Jill and a Samantha can hold hands in the street,
so a Jake and a John get married,
and so the world can live as one and say
let there be gay.
And with these thoughts in your mind
I am going to take this opportunity to tell you a secret
that is tired of being kept
out of fear that you may hate me
because I am in that 11%.
So go wall post it on Facebook,
or tweet it on Twitter,
or make it viral on YouTube
or make it a chain text,
and as you hide behind your masks
just keep these words in your mind: